Unless otherwise notes, all statistical figures have been sourced from the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) in CBTRUS Statistical Report: Primary Brain and Other Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2013–2017, Oct. 2020 (www.cbtrus.org)
When brain tumors are very small, some people may not experience any symptoms or the symptoms are so minimal they don’t notice them.
As brain tumors grow, signs and symptoms can vary and largely depend on the tumor’s location within the brain, its size, and how quickly it grows.
Some of the more common signs and symptoms caused by brain tumors include the following:
Other possible signs and symptoms can include abnormal eye movements, trouble swallowing, trouble walking, weakness or drooping of one side of the face, loss of appetite or weight loss, and slurred speech.
If you are experiencing any new, persistent, or concerning symptoms or you suspect you may have a brain tumor, please talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
If you suddenly experience any of the following symptoms, please call 911:
While seizures may not require emergency medical attention, call 911 if one or more of the below are true: